The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

The Girl with the Red Balloon

The Balloonmakers #1

Katherine Locke

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous mysterious slow-paced

256 pages | first published 2017

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When sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic. She meets members of an underground guild in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help peopl...
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Summary of 624 reviews

Moods

adventurous 73%
hopeful 68%
emotional 63%
mysterious 36%
sad 31%
reflective 21%
tense 21%
dark 15%
informative 15%
inspiring 15%
lighthearted 15%
challenging 10%
funny 10%

Pace

medium 61%
slow 33%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 44% | A mix: 33% | Character: 11% | N/A: 11%

Strong character development?

No: 43% | Yes: 43% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 42% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 7%

Average rating

3.8

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